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University of Juba
Juba University Seal
Established 1977
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Agrey Abatte
Location Khartoum State, Sudan
Website University of juba Website

Juba National University, commonly referred to as the University of Juba, is located in the northern suburbs of Khartoum, the capital of Sudan but named after the capital of Southern Sudan, Juba.

In 2006, the Government of Southern Sudan's Ministry of Education agreed to change its name to Juba National University. At present it is the only university in Sudan which maintains English as its language of instruction after the Islamic revolution, to meet the needs of its largely southern Sudanese non-Arabic speaking students and benefit from international teaching material.

It mostly serves students from the ten southern states of Southern Sudan, and Sudan in general. Juba University is in the process of being transferred from a Khartoum campus to the capital of Southern Sudan Juba City in Central Equatoria state.

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History

Juba University was founded in response to the need for higher education in Southern Sudan.

Objectives

The primary objectives of the University, as stipulated in its Act, are to train manpower for the developmental needs of the Southern Sudan and similar regions in the country. It envisages the development of this skilled manpower to seek and to determine rational methods of exploitation of the vast natural resources of the country for development .The objective takes into account the building up of social life within the national goals of economic development ,forging national integration and promoting human and international understanding.

Policy

The University of Juba is the first of the emerging new national universities, which are geared to take into account regional peculiarities in their operation and philosophy of education. Like the other institutions of higher learning in the country, it is governed by the general policies and regulations of the National Council for Higher Education and is similarly funded by the Higher Education Grants Committee. Likewise, its student admission programme falls into line with the general policies of the National Admission Board. However, its admission programme takes into account the special needs of the Southern Sudan.

Schools and Colleges

Juba University is divided into eleven colleges: Medicine, Engineering, Applied Sciences, Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, Social and Economic Studies, Arts and Humanitarian Studies, Music and Arts, Law, Rural Development, Management, and Education.

College of Engineering & Architecture

Background

In February 1997, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba, invited a team of consultants to look into the possibility of opening a College of Engineering in the University of Juba.
The team submitted their report in September 1997 recommending the establishment of the college. The report was considered by the University Senate and the establishment of a College of Engineering was approved.

Objectives

  • To assist the nation in general, and the Southern region in particular in the teaching and training of highly qualified, and competent personnel in the different fields of engineering.
  • To undertake research work that will help in solving national development schemes.
  • To render services to society with the view to promote its potentialities.
  • To create intimate relation with the industrial sector to enhance mutual cooperation.

College of Applied Industrial Science

Background

In the world of the increasing technological complexity, the knowledge of basic and applied science is a gateway to the pursuit of many fields, Though necessary and essential, the availability of capital by itself is not sufficient enough to automatically enhance socio-economic development; which may require modifications and improvements in the traditional production factors and processes, The transfer of such technology or its modification to suit the needs and requirements of a particular community or area is a rather complex process, which requires grafting of imported technology into the indigenous base, This can only be accomplished if adequate indigenous competence and affective institutionalized mechanism is established, The College of Applied and Industrial Sciences was established to fill the gap of advancing technology particularly in areas lagging behind and promote the role of science as the basic tool for development, Emphasis is evenly spread over basic and applied sciences, and extended to areas of industrial production applied at small as well as larger scales, Our target is the self-employed professional scientist, the industrial and applied science researcher, This is because self-employment in form of small industries is the first step towards an industrialized private sector,
The College of Applied and Industrial Sciences (CAIS) was established in 1996, The Mission of the college is to provide students with a wide range of educational opportunities, by which they may impart technical knowledge and skills, achieve competence in the various disciplines, promote lifelong learning and contribute to the economy and the welfare of human kind.

Objectives

  • To enhance the economic well being of the Sudan at large and Southern Sudan in particular through effective utilization of resources and promote production by adapting proper technical skills.
  • To familiarize students on contemporary issues including the fast pace of technological change, the nature of modern sciences and associated industries.
  • To prepare students for successful careers in industrial and applied sciences both in the private and public sectors, and to provide for personal development and professional competence.
  • To encourage professional self employment technologist as a boost to industrialization by spreading small industries.

College of Arts & Humanities

Background

Juba is a historical capital in Southern Sudan that acquires local and federal attention. As such, it is expected to play a major role in leading cultural and artistic activities in the south and neighboring regions. So far, the University's Applied Sciences Colleges have gained both national and international reputation, but they lack their twin of Social Sciences, for example languages, communication and other environmental and social Sciences which are the main fields of the college of Arts and Humanities. The College of Arts and Humanities was established through ratification of the Senate and approval of the University Council granted on the 30th of May 2000.

Objectives

  • To train diploma, bachelor degree and postgraduate candidates in the fields of Arts, Languages and Humanities to serve the public and private sectors.
  • To provide in-service training courses for serving officials.
  • To revive the importance of Arts and Humanities and their role in stimulating and promoting co-existence among different people and races, as well as to enrich the African and International thought.
  • To act as a centre for consultancy and research on Arts, Languages and Humanities.
  • To maintain and enrich the cultural legacy of the nation.
  • To establish and maintain contacts and links with similar national, regional and international institutions to engage in joint study and research activities.

College of Applied Industrial Science

Background

Besides the essentials of life, the humans mind and spirit have yearning to be satisfied by thought and imagination. Man appreciates observing artistic representation in paintings, sculptures and reenactment of past events in the form of imagined drama. Traditional folk culture includes music, songs and dances.
The three descriptive i.e., fine art, music and drama showing artistic attainments are important for cultural education and projection in the Sudan.
Therefore with the above in view a college of Art, Music and Drama was established in the University of Juba in 2001. The first enrollment of the student took place in 2002 and that the college was opened to function and operate in Juba in southern Sudan

Objectives

  • To train Diploma, Bachelor degree and Postgraduate candidates in the field of fine and applied art, music and drama.
  • To provide in-service study programmes for mature students and government officials.
  • To undertake study programme to qualify art education teachers in art, music and drama.
  • To graduate qualified cadres in art, music and drama.
  • To avail opportunities to some social sectors such as the disabled (deaf, dumb and blind) for effective participation in art, music and drama consequently boosting their contribution in the society.
  • To cater for the diverse artistic activities and utilize them in psychotherapy.
  • Reflect on the cultural and civilized heritage of art, and drama characterizing Sudan and its link with the society and the human heritage at large.
  • Function as a research centre for fine and applied art, music, drama as well as Sudanese folklore.
  • Ascertain Sudanese identity and its authentication through the curricula revised by the college and confirmed by the university.
  • Realize objectives of national unity and cultural diversity through interaction with the society.
  • Establishment and consolidation of interaction with similar regional and international institutes in research studies.

College of Community Studies Rural Development

Background

In 1973, the College of Adult Education and Training was initiated through the efforts of University of Khartoum and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (F.E.S.) of the Federal Republic of Germany. The present college has undergone a lot of changes since its establishment. It started with a 3 years Diploma and Certificates programme in the areas of Adult Education and Community Studies which continued till 1997. Then the college was expanded to include the degree programme as well as the postgraduate programme to meet the need of increasing number of students and the development needs of the country in general and the Southern Sudan in particular. With reference to University of Juba Senate Resolution No. US/184/99/8-0 the name of the college was changed to Community studies and rural Development.

Objectives

  • To develop technically competent and socially oriented manpower at the various levels and on full time basis.
  • To prepare individuals to take effective action with respect to a wide range of socio-economic problems in the country.
  • To impart essential knowledge and skills as well as encourage and strengthen the capacities of community to influence rather than merely adjust to their environment.
  • To carryout researches in areas related to rural and community studies.
  • To influence policies and planning of various development programmes.

College of Computer Science & Information Tech

Introduction

Although comparatively young, computer science has had a major impact on daily life during the last decades and its impact has, perhaps, been more significant and more pervasive than that of many other disciplines. The pace of development is increasing, specially with respect to computer power, the World Wide Web and the sophistication of many computer applications.
In Sudan, undoubtedly, the awareness of the importance of computer studies has dominated the various government and private sector. To contribute to this exciting discipline the University of Juba, on the same hand, has also given more room and awareness of computer studies as a strategic contribution towards the promotion of human resources through training on modern technologies linked to computer application, whether in hardware or software.

Establishment

The University established the Computer Studies Centre (CSC) on 28th of July 1996, in accordance with the resolution of the Senate and the authorization of and Juba University Council (statute number 15). The Centre was opened with the latest technical specifications. And its main aim was to meet the practical requirement for short and intermediate training courses for government and private institutions as well as individual applicants. Since then, the CSC has developed courses which aim to produce graduates with expertise in programming and in depth knowledge of the methods involved in performing computations and processing data with computers.
Following the increase in the demand for computer graduates, the college of Computer Science and Information Technology has been established as an extension of the already existing programme of the computer centre.

Objectives

  • To meet the need of labor market in the areas of software and hardware
  • To provide students with the knowledge and skills in computers to enable them to succeed in their future life no matter in what field of work they enter,
  • To keep up with the tremendous development in the area of computers and information technology.

College of Education

Background

The College of Education (CED) is one of the oldest Colleges of the University, established along with the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CNRES) and the College of Social and Economics Studies (CSES) in 1977. Its departments were: Education, English, Arabic, English literature, Geography, History, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
The department of English Language and the department of Literature were amalgamated into one department of English Language and Literature. This department and the department of Arabic Language used to offer language general courses to all the colleges of the University till the Centre of Language and Translation took over in 1997 after its initiation.
Science departments’ courses were taught by CNRES because the syllabuses of 1st and 2nd year were identical to the college of education and students were few. However, when the number increased in 1988 in the two colleges, the College of education established its own Science departments.
Students take a number of compulsory core courses in education and choose two teaching subjects either from Arts or Science group. In the third and fourth year of study, students undertake Teaching Practice in schools, in and around Juba.
Since its establishment, the College has made all efforts to improve its curricula, which resulted in a new one, passed by the Senate in its 187th meeting, held on August 24, 2000.
The Vision of the College of Education will be the first in integrating teaching and advancing knowledge relevant to the people through its excellent programs and in preparing professionals who will help in teaching and development of the society.
The College Mission is to prepare teachers, scholars, and to advance the profession of education through the science and art of teaching and learning.
The College has the following values:
  1. Academic excellence and relevance.
  2. Outstanding teaching and relevance.
  3. Diversity, equity and justice.
  4. Education for all.

Objectives

The objectives of the College of Education are:
  • Training of diploma holders and graduates for the Basic and Secondary Schools;
  • Training of practicing teachers, who are at present untrained.
  • Assisting as may be required, in the training of basic School teachers.
  • Acting as a resource center for the development of curricula and the in service Education of teacher.
  • Assisting, as may be required, in the establishment of a professional cadre of directors and inspectors;
  • Ensuring that the College carries out national and regional educational policies.

College of Law College of Law

Introduction

The University of Juba has realized the importance of the college of law, to promote the students legal awareness of the application of justice in human society, to encourage the students active participation in the community life and to dispense adequate legal principles to maintain equality, equity and respect of individual liberty.
In its meeting No. 16 held on September 14, 1998, the University Council approved the establishment of the College. On February 20/1999 the vice- chancellor act up a technical committee to design the curriculum. which was passed by the senate on May 26/2000.
The College offers various courses ranging from the award of the degree of bachelor of law (LL.B) up to the higher degree of Master of Law (LL.M) and Doctorate Degree (PhD), in public law, Private law, and sharia”a. n the academic year of 1999-2000, the college made a significant contribution to the programme of distant education, with the initiation of offering the LL.B.I and LL.M degrees. In the following academic year 2000/2001.the College accepted eighty (80) regular students for the first national intake.

The New Syllabus for the LL..B.

In view of number considerations, the administration of the college of law had realized the need for the introduction of new syllabus. The idea came about after the graduation of the first batch students. The pursuance of studies for higher degree was necessary and urgent. Consequently, the Vice- chancellor issued an administration decree No 137/307 dated 20th. February 1999, vide a committee was formulated to set up the syllabus which is currently used for both regular and part-time students.
At the end of the completion of the requirements the students are awarded LL.B and LL.M degrees.
The specific mission of the college, inter-alia, is to keep pace with the contemporary conditions of development and with the local regional and international changes. The academic syllabus is made to offer courses whose qualifications suit eventually the Sudanese realities of life and the actual needs of the same society. Furthermore the college has aspirations to stand as a guide or as a pioneer in Sudan and elsewhere in the study of law. For its academic apex the college relies predominantly for reference on the Sudanese legal system and on major schools of legal thought.

Objectives

  • To train students to become judges and lawyers in the South and whole Sudan;
  • To render services of legal aid to citizens who cannot hire lawyers to defend them before courts.
  • To upgrade legal knowledge of the police force, prisons wardens, administrative officers, game-scouts, chiefs and other justice related groups by conducting certificate/non-certificate training programmes.
  • To impart to the public at large, general legal awareness by conducting seminars, conferences and symposia.
  • To undertake the teaching and research in customary law and related disciplines in realization that custom is a source of legislation in the Sudan.
  • To promote studies on federalism and conflict resolution.
  • To undertake developmental legal studies.
  • To extend legal education to the nationals and non-nationals through Distance Education.
  • To conduct graduate studies in all disciplines of Law.

College of Medicine

Background

In January 1978 the Vice Chancellor of the University of Juba, Al Sammani Abdalla Yagoub invited a team of consultants from the University of Khartoum and the Medical Council to consider the need and justification for the establishment of the College of Medicine in the University of Juba. The consultants report entitled "Report on the Establishment of the College of Medicine" recommended that a College of Medicine should be established at the University of Juba.
This report was approved by the Council of University of Juba and in 1979 the first batch of students was accepted for a course of six years study. In Juba till 1988, the College of Medicine was situated in the Town Campus, Clinical teaching was conducted in Juba Teaching Hospital, Sabbah Children's Hospital, Juba Military Hospital, and Buluk Eye clinic.
In 1989, the University of Juba was moved to the Northern part of Sudan due to war in the South. The College is presently located in Omdurman. The College, so far, has graduated 23 batches.

Objectives

  • To alleviate the severe shortage of health manpower in the Southern Sudan in particular and the Country in general;
  • To strengthen the health delivery system; and
  • To act as a reground referred centre for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
  • To promote medical research and carryout post-graduate Programme which includes:
(i) Gain knowledge and technical skills to recognize, interpret,and explain disease processes in the medical practice.
(ii) Effectively communicate medical information and findings to colleagues and provide consultative information regarding patient management.
(iii) Effectively direct, manage and lead the health service in the Sudan.
(iv) Gain knowledge of evidence based practice of medicine and develop research skills in the area of medicine relevant to the region.

Basic expectation of graduates

  1. Develop an understanding of basic disease processes.
  2. Acquire skills needed to interpret medical data and make clinico-pathologic correlations.
  3. Develop skills in clinical subjects in the area of clinical sciences including medicine, surgery, obs & paediatrics
  4. Develop investigative skills to better understand pathologic processes in individual patients and population.
  5. Assume a leadership role in education of other allied health.
  6. Acquire knowledge and experience in health direction and management.

College of Engineering & Architecture

History

It was a general belief that the best way to develop Southern Sudan was through the rational exploitation of its vast natural resources. Thus, it became one of the main motives for the opening of the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies as the prime college in the newly established University of Juba.

Objectives

The general learning objectives of the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies involve the development of a working vocabulary, apply scientific techniques, improve observation powers and increase reasoning. Thereby preparing and enabling the student to understand the general methodology of natural, applied and environmental Sciences and to conceive development regularities of the whole scientific environment.
The objectives of the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies are as follows:
  • to train natural resources managers and thus satisfy the acute shortage of skilled manpower in this area.
  • to undertake research in natural resources and to determine rational methods for their exploitation.
  • to inculcate environmental awareness in the people.
  • to participate in the development of the rural people through out-reach programs.

College of Management Sciences

Background

The School of Management Sciences is an offshoot of the College of Social and Economic Studies which opened twenty years ago. The new school shall focus attention on the disciplines of accounting and management in the public and private sectors.
It will train technical and professional personnel in the Social Sciences of Accounting, Business and Public Administration in order to meet part of the national, state and local strategies for social and economic development within the framework of privatization and liberalization policies and plans.
The school is acting as network for research conducted through faculty members and students, and collect necessary data so as to become an important link between the University of Juba, Government Departments and institutions of civil society.
The school is working through departments of Accounting, Business Administration and Public Administration. and planning to diversify the specialization in order to respond with all departments in this field.

Objectives

  • Training of Diploma, Degree, and Postgraduate Degree candidates in the Fields of Accounting, Business and Public Administration to serve in both public and private sectors.
  • Providing in-service training courses for serving officials, entrepreneurs and business leaders to enable them participate in the social and economic development of the Sudan.
  • Acting as a resource centre for research and accumulation of data on management systems and procedures.
  • Assisting in the development of professional cadres for the private and public sectors in the fields of management and accounting.
  • To establish contacts and links with national and regional and international institutions engaged in similar study and research activities.

Programs

Historical Background

As early as the thirties, a training programme was started in Juba for clerks, typists and other personnel for the whole of the Southern Sudan. The 'Trainees' as the students were known, resided in the area presently occupied by the District Police Headquarters.
In the mid-forties, the training programme was upgraded and the place was recognized as the Juba Training Centre (JTC). This Centre trained junior personnel like accountants, clerks, book-keepers, medical assistants and public health officers. In 1954, the JTC was phased out and the premises were converted to the present commercial secondary school.
The idea of a University in the South was first raised in March 1965 when, in response to the demand from Southern members, the Round Table Conference resolved to establish a University in the Southern Sudan. However, due to various problems, this was not implemented.
In 1971, the Erkweit Conference, which was held in Juba that year, recognized the need for a training facility in Juba and recommended that the University of Khartoum should open a branch of its Extra-Mural studies in Juba. This programme was duly started by the University of Khartoum in November 1975.
After the Addis Ababa Agreement, the first practical steps in establishing a University in Juba were taken by the Regional Government when a University of Juba Project was formed in 1973. The Project was chaired by the Regional Minister of Education, and Dr. Joseph Awad Morgan, as its Director, made internal and external efforts to outline the general philosophy and objective of the University.
In 1975, the President of the Republic, His Excellency, Gaffar Mohammad Nimeri decreed the establishment of the University of Juba and on the 9th. November 1975, its Act came into force. The Act simultaneously established the College of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies and the College of Social and Economic Studies. In 1977 the Council of the University established the College of Education and the College of Adult Education and Training. In 1978, the College of Medicine was also established by the Council.
In April 1976, the Commission of European Communities and the Government of the Sudan held discussions aimed at funding a programme of study for the new University. The Inter-University Council of Britain accepted to be the coordinator of this study, which was to be under-taken by an international group of academicians. The report was completed in April 1977. On 15th September of the same year, teaching started with 150 students in four colleges. On 6th October, the University of Juba was formally opened by the President of the Republic amidst great jubilation by the citizens of Juba Town.
In 1990, the Chairman of the Salvation Revolution Command Council H.E. Lt. General Omer Hassan Ahmed Al-Bashir issued the University of Juba Act, signed on the 21st Zul'qaida 1410 Higria, coinciding with the 14th June 1990 A.D. The Act was reviewed and reissued in 1995.

Centers

Center of Distance Education

Background

Generally it is accepted that, better education and skilled a society is, the better able it is to deal with ignorance, poverty, disease and then untoward consequences. With this background, it is needless to say that university education has become at the current time a concern to all; to the extent that those who missed university education for a reason or another tend to effortlessly find ways and means of catching up with it. This is the reason which generated the present project of Distance Education at the University of Juba. The project, which constituted a vital vehicle for great masses of Sudanese, civil workers who due to economic or other pressures of life were unable to attend university education. In light of this the establishment of the Center for Distance Education (CDE) within the University of Juba has been a great welcome. However, the CDE does not mark the first initiative of Distance Education in Sudan. Various institutions impart it but the Juba University Centre for Distance education is unique in terms of language of instruction and the diversity of its programs. CDE puts dropouts back in their educational tracks. Nowadays, fresh graduates are grasping the opportunity to widen their knowledge through enrolling in the center for Distance Education. The state of fact indicates that great masses of civil workers within the Sudan, particularly in South Sudan after the CPA and the surrounding countries are in dire need and fully desirous to obtain degrees through such an institution.

Establishment

The establishment of the Center for Distance Education (CDE) came into effect upon the issuance of the decree by the Vice Chancellor of Juba University on April 4, 1998, and was approved on the University Council on September 14, 1998.

Vision

Dissemination of knowledge, upgrading technical skill, Capacity Building and promoting national and international awareness of as many sectors as possible to trigger the required changes and developments not only within limits of Sudan but further across African and Arab nations; thereby paying due contribution to the Arab Unity and the African solidarity by making it possible for them to confront the shortcomings of globalization.

Mission

  • To emphasize the principle of the right of education for all through offering a flexible venue for those who suffered from economic, social or particular hardships that deprived them from completing their university study by satisfying its basic requirements.
  • To offer suitable training and instructional opportunities that drive at the development of human resources wherein education has a leading role.

Objectives

  • To supervise the admission of students under distance education.
  • To coordinate with colleges, schools, centers, and departments offering courses in distance education to prepare the input material for courses.
  • To administer all activities related to distance education in the university.
  • To carry out all preparations and documentation of all information related to distance education in the university.
  • To promote distance education in the university through the various appropriate channels.
  • To establish links with national and international institutions of distance education.
  • To disseminate knowledge to greater number of people nationally and internationally.

Humman Resources Dev & Continual Education

Center of Language & Translation

Introduction

Years back, the University of Juba has been thinking about the establishment of an academic body to cater for languages. The need became more urgent when the language policy of the government stated that English and Arabic have to be taught in all the disciplines in all classes and in all the Universities in the country. A committee was setup to draw up the scope of the Centre and to propose a statute. A director for the centre was appointed in 1997.

The Statute of the Centre for Languages and Translation passed by the Senate on March 24, 1998, was approved by the University Council on September 14, 1998.

Background

Language is a major factor among others which are essential for the unity of a nation. It is both the means of daily communication and the main vehicle for a people’s culture which embodies their thought and their values; indeed the very soul of man is expressed in his language. Universities are the institutions responsible of a people’s culture: its preservation, its development and its dissemination; they are also responsible for the study of language as a human phenomenon undertaken by the departments of humanities and sociology. A diversity of language though may be rich in its own right as reflecting colorful modes of culture hampers national unity especially in countries that are vast and wide and poorly connected as Sudan.
Arabic is the mother tongue of most of the citizens of Sudan and has been rapidly becoming a lingua franca of other non-Arabic speaking groups due to historical contact and lately to the migration of the majority tribal groups to central Sudan escaping troubled home-lands. Nevertheless large sections of the population remain isolated following their age – old occupations as subsistence farmers; they speak their own vernacular.
The University of Juba since its inception has had as one of its objectives the study of Sudanese languages-especially those spoken in the southern region; Arabic or English as their lingua franca; an awardees of language is daily felt. Since its movement to Khartoum, more than fifteen years ago, Arabic has been taught to non-Arabic speaking students as a second language in the hope that eventually it will become the medium of instruction to all students. English is also compulsory to all students as university requirement.

Objectives

The specific objectives of the CPDS are as follows:
  • To promote and formulate the University policy in the field of Language training and research.
  • To stimulate, promote and coordinate research plans on Sudanese Languages in accordance with University Act and Philosophy.
  • To provide teaching for Arabic and English Languages as University requirements and to develop and set up programmes for specialized purposes.
  • To strengthen and improve student capabilities, in Language learning.
  • To provide avenue for relevant publications, seminars and conferences.
  • To provide translation services.

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Coordinates: 4°50′28″N 31°35′24″E / 4.84111°N 31.59°E / 4.84111; 31.59


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